Question about Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera
I accidently dropped it in the sand, when i go to turn it on, it spazzes out. what it does is it will turn on but the lens mechanics will go in and out like 4 times then it will shut itself off. i repeat it to try to clean out the sand, but wont work. help what should i do?! i need to take pictures of my graduation soon!
Borrow a friends camera or buy another.
The motorized lens assembly is contaminated, and
your only recourse is to replace the entire assembly.
It has very close tolerances and even replacing it is no guarantee that all the sand particles could be cleaned out of the camera body.
Sorry. No easy fix this time.
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if you just got some sand "on" the glass then all you need is a lens brush (from any good camera stockists) to brush the sand off,
if you try to use a cloth all you will end up doing is scratching your lens, you can get some lens polishing drops to resolve small scratches. (also from good camera stockists)
you could try using an "AIR Spray" also.
If sand has managed to get into the zoom mechanism then this is a different matter and you will need get the lenses cleaned and polished, your good camera stockist may be able to do this for a fee.
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